Student, Bonn and Cologne University, Germany, 1964—1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Cell Biology, Bonn University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), State University Social Sciences, Moscow, 2000.
Civil servant, government director, Germany, 1970-1990. Managing chairman Eduard Rhein Foundation, Hamburg, Germany, since 1990. Professor Technology University MIREA, since 2005.
Board directors Professor Rhein Foundation, Koenigswinter, Germany, since 1987. Academician International Informatization Academy, United Nations, 2000. Honorary professor international business school MIRBIS, 2003.
Honorary professor University Rosnou, 2008.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy Sciences, Association German Natural Scientists and Physicians, German Society Cell Biology, European Cell Biology Organisation, Max Planck Society for Advancement of Science, Federation Biochemical Society, International Union Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Married Christel Anneliese Overgahr general Willebrand, August 7, 1970. 1 child, Stephan.